momsalive1 (momsalive1) wrote in epicfantasy,

"The Wars of Light and Shadow" by Janny Wurtz

I read the first book in the series, "the Curse of the Mistwraith" and started on the second, "The Ships of Merior".  I like the way she writes, I like a long series with big fat books that has a definite ending (8 books so far I think, with one more planned), and she has set up an interesting world,  However, as of 50 or so pages into the second book I am ready to throw in the towel.

I was somewhat annoyed in the first book by odd character behavior, and it looks like this problem may ruin this book.  Already three main characters are interacting in ways that make no sense to me.  A character who has done little but drink, be a pain in the ass and provide dubious comic relief for the previous 700+ pages is given the important task of finding and protecting another character.  Why?  Because he pulled a prank and his supervisor got mad and decided it would be amusing for these two to interact because they hate each other.  WTF?!?!

So has anyone read this series?  Did you fInd this a problem?  Can you explain this plot twist to me, or at least tell me it gets better?
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